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If you are a young rider planning on getting on the bike, we would like to help you by offering you the chance to get your CBT paid for through an approved local trainer.

We have teamed up with local motorcycle training schools in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk to offer an enhanced CBT, free of charge to riders aged 16-24 in the region. That’s a saving of around £90!

All we ask in return is that you are willing to answer some of our questions to see how you got on with the training.

This project has been approved by the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency, so at the end of the training you will receive the correct certification and will be legally entitled to ride on the road.

We absolutely are!

Our organisations - Road Safety Analysis Ltd and Driving Research Ltd - have teamed up with Highways England, the company responsible for maintaining England's road infrastructure.

We're also working with other road safety organisations in the East of England, local government, the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency, and local motorcycle training schools to offer an enhanced CBT.

Highways England have agreed to pay the CBT fees, so it will be free of charge to eligible young riders in the region who are selected for this project.

That's a saving of around £90.

As mentioned above, this project has been approved by the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency, so at the end of the training you will receive the correct certification and will be legally entitled to ride on the road.
We are working together to improve motorcycling training for young people.

There are many benefits to you getting good quality training and assessment, giving you freedom and making you a better rider.

This project is about looking at different ways of enhancing the CBT process and is important research which will help the UK Government look at how to deliver motorcycle training in the future.
We are looking for riders aged 16-24, so you must be in that age bracket to participate.

If you sign up to be part of this research, all we ask of you is that
  • you participate in the training that we provide you with, and,
  • answer some questions about how it went and how you feel about motorcycling
That's it!

As mentioned above, the scheme is running in the following counties:
  • Bedfordshire
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Essex
  • Norfolk
  • Suffolk
So you will need to be able to attend a course in that region to participate.

We'll need to ask some questions of you at a couple of different points in the process. And, in order for us to get the most out of this research, we need you to answer the questions at all stages.

These questions are not about getting personal data from you – they are about testing the different ways that the CBT could be delivered and the questions we ask will be based on this.

There will not be too many questions or too many stages for you to complete – we don't want to make this a difficult process for you.
Any personally identifiable data we receive from you will only be used in the context of our research project.

It will not be shared with anyone else. We also ensure it is kept safe and secure.

At any time you can ask to see what data we have about you, and ask us to delete it. However, if this is before you complete the project it will prevent you from completing it, and you may lose your deposit.

Your answers to our questions throughout the project will be anonymous, and not identifiable as yours.
The first thing you need to do is enter your details in the form on this page.

We will then contact you if you are eligible for the project.

At that stage, in exchange for you helping us with this research, we will agree to pay for your CBT.

To complete your booking you will need to pay a £25 deposit.
We will need you to pay a £25 deposit towards the CBT when we accept your booking with us.

The reason for this is that we need to make sure that you participate at all stages of the process – it won't help us if you get a free CBT but don't give us the feedback we need from the training!

We will therefore refund your deposit after you have answered our questions for us.

We will be collecting deposit payments using PayPal. Deposit funds will remain in our account until you complete the project, at which point we will refund the full £25 to you. Because all transactions are through PayPal, your deposit payment is covered by their Buyer Protection policy.
We'd like to thank you in advance for considering being part of this important research.

All of these organisations have an interest in making sure we have well-trained young riders on the roads and we look forward to working with you on this project.
We completely understand – free doesn't usually mean actually completely honestly free - but in this case, it really is!

However, we want you to have full confidence in signing up, so if you'd like to, you can contact us in the following ways:
email: info@roadsafetyanalysis.org
tel: 01295 731810

We'd also point our that our partner organisations for this project include the following local and national government organisations, and motorcycle industry bodies:
  • Highways England
  • Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency
  • Bedford Borough Council
  • Cambridgeshire County Council
  • Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Essex County Council
  • Norfolk County Council
  • Southen-on-Sea Borough Council
  • Suffolk County Council
  • Motorcycle Industry Association
You'll find links to each organisation below.

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And we will contact you to confirm your eligibility for the scheme

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